Category Archives: Elbow/ Wrist/ Hand

Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow is the inflammation or wear and tear of the Common Extensor Tendon that attaches to the lateral epicondyle (a bone in your elbow). The primary symptom is pain and is common among men in their 30’s- 50’s. This may also be due to age as it decreases the extensibility of

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Tennis Elbow and How it’s Treated

Lateral epicondylitis, also known as “tennis elbow”, is a very common injury to the outside of the elbow. This pain is often caused by inflammation or injury to the wrist extensor muscle tendon which originates at the lateral epicondyle. This injury is not only common in tennis players, but also in anyone who repetitively contracts

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Physical Therapy Modalities and Durable Medical Equipment (DME): Braces and Orthotics

Here at Advanced Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, we are proud to also offer various braces and orthotic casting in addition to our physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic services throughout our 6 locations. We have a wide variety of braces that maybe you have received or are a good candidate to benefit from, depending on your

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In physical therapy one of the most common diagnoses that I see is tendinopathies, otherwise known as tendinitis/tendinosis. Tendinopathies can occur in a variety of joints and may lead to symptoms that may decrease someone’s level of function. The purpose of this post is to describe what a tendon is Continue reading…

Early Rehab Helpful After Hand Surgery

The following is a recent article from a great online resource for patients and clinicians called Today in PT. Patients who begin rehabilitation in the first week after surgery to repair hand tendons are less likely to need re-surgery and use fewer rehabilitation services, according to a new study. Four researchers with the department of

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Tackling Wrist Tendonitis

If you notice your wrist throbs after you’ve spent time at your computer—or after you’ve played a game of catch with your child—you might have tendonitis, or inflammation of the wrist tendons, the fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. Tendonitis is a common injury, and it often results from improper wrist positioning when using

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The Best Ways to Combat Hand Pain

Most of us take for granted the ability to tie our shoes, start the car or open a jar. For those with arthritis of the hand, everyday tasks like these become overwhelmingly difficult. About one in five adults has at least one joint with signs or symptoms of arthritis, which occurs when cartilage—a material that

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